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CV Therapeutics Advises Stockholders to Take No Action at This Time in Response to Astellas' Tender Offer
Date:2/27/2009

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTX) today advised its stockholders to take no action at this time in response to Astellas Pharma Inc.'s announcement that its indirect subsidiary, Sturgeon Acquisition, Inc., has commenced an unsolicited tender offer for all outstanding common shares of CV Therapeutics at a price of $16.00 per share in cash.

CV Therapeutics' board of directors, in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, intends to advise stockholders of its formal position regarding the offer within 10 business days by filing a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and made available to stockholders.

Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs are serving as financial advisors, and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal counsel, to CV Therapeutics.

About CV Therapeutics

CV Therapeutics, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on applying molecular cardiology to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. CV Therapeutics Europe Ltd. is the company's European subsidiary based in the United Kingdom.

CV Therapeutics' approved products in the United States include Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets), indicated for the treatment of chronic angina, and Lexiscan(R) (regadenoson) injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress. Ranexa(R) (ranolazine prolonged-release tablets) is approved for use in the European Union as add-on therapy for the symptomatic treatment of patients with stable angina pectoris who a
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